Ronald wasn‟t well-known to many AHARS members, but he‟d been a member for 10 Years. Ronald usually helped at our Buy and Sell. His experience at such events was much appreciated by those of us with less expertise in selling goods.
Ronald lived at the far end of Coromandel Valley, in the former service station/shop. He was the famous (infamous?) gent who would wave to all passers by. No doubt many thought him a little eccentric. Perhaps that explains why I got on so well with him!
Ronald used to help regularly at the Lions Club Bargain Centre on Shepherd Hill Road. There, besides selling goods, he checked out and repaired electrical goods left there for re-sale. At his own premises, he had a big tower with a large HF Yagi, which he regularly used for contact with his old friends back in The U.K.
Ronald died on Saturday, October 4th, and his funeral was on the 13th.
Three AHARS members attended—Tony, VK5KAT, Phil, VK5QT, and John VK5EMI. Ron was also well-known by neighbour Graham Dicker, VK5ZFZ. Ron is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn, his large and very friendly German Shepherd, Nina, his children and grandchildren, and the legacy of pleasant memories of times spent with him.